The third week of the Division I season had some teams enter conference play while other programs were still enjoying the pre-conference tournaments. The disjointed schedule left some players with extra opportunities to impress with more games on the schedule for this weekend.
Butler senior forward David Goldsmith was one of the players who took full advantage of the chance to shine in a tournament. Goldsmith recorded four goals in two games and kept Butler rolling through the third week of the season.
TDS Player of the Week: David Goldsmith, Butler
TDS Team of the Week (Sept. 5-11)
GK James Pyle, North Carolina – Pyle made an incredible save on a penalty kick in the first half and finished the game with six saves as the Tar Heels recorded a 1-0 win over Clemson in the ACC opener for both teams. Pyle’s six-save effort was his best of the season along with his third shutout in four games.
D Rob Nardiello, Rider – Nardiello scored the game-winner on Sunday in Rider’s 2-0 win over Temple as the Broncs improved to 4-0 on the season. He was also a key part of the defense on Tuesday that shut out NJIT.
D Brandon Aubrey, Notre Dame – Aubrey scored three goals in Notre Dame’s 4-1 win over Virginia Tech in the ACC opener for both teams on Friday. Aubrey, the center defender, has already scored six goals this season for the Irish.
D Alex Heilmann, Cal State Fullerton – Heilmann scored the game-winner on Sunday against UTRGV. Heilmann connected on his only shot of the game as he helped the Titans record a pair of wins over the weekend.
M Eddie Sanchez, Portland – The senior midfielder scored a wonder goal on Friday and followed that up with another goal on Sunday as he collected the Offensive NVP honors at the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic.
M Grant Stoneman, Loyola-Chicago – Stoneman scored the game-winner in both of the Ramblers’ victories over the past week. Stoneman put away the opener on Friday in the upset 2-0 victory over Utah Valley. He added his second goal of the weekend on Sunday in the 4-0 win over Binghamton.
M Jackson Yueill, UCLA – Yueill only played 25 minutes, but he managed to dish out four assists as UCLA rolled to a 6-1 win over Akron last week. The talented midfielder shredded one of the top teams in Division I with his clever passing and movement off the ball.
M Josh Castellanos, North Florida – Castellanos scored two goals in North Florida’s 4-3 win over FIU. Castellanos, the junior midfielder, has three goals in four games this season.
F David Goldsmith, Butler – Goldsmith scored four goals and recorded an assist in Butler’s two wins over the weekend. The senior forward struck twice in the 4-2 win over UC Santa Barbara on Friday. He followed that up with two more goals on Sunday in a 3-0 win over Oregon State.